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April Sauer

Managing Director

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April Sauer is the managing director of the Center for Food and Agricultural Business at Purdue University. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of New Mexico and her master’s degree in business administration at Wake Forest University. April’s primary responsibilities include serving as chief operating officer and chief financial officer for the center. April manages daily operations and staff, along with the yearly management and projection of workload for the professional staff team. She monitors gross revenue of almost $2 million per year.

April comes to the center from a career in healthcare operations. She has most recently opened a medi-spa in Chicago. Prior to that, she was a practice administrator for a large multi-specialty physician practice, Arnett Clinic, for 12 years. In her tenure with Arnett, she facilitated several small group programs with physicians and one educational meeting for all 140 physicians and providers at Arnett.

April and her husband, Chris, have several horses and donkeys, a dog, a cat, and chickens. They enjoy trail riding and gardening.